Women’s Conference FAQs
Why is College of the Canyons holding a women’s conference?
Each year, College of the Canyons hosts a Women's Conference, and this
year's conference theme, 'Turning Points: Transformational Moments of
Clarity & Achievement' is sure to leave attendees energized, uplifted
and inspired. The college is looking forward to providing the
women and men in our community with a day dedicated to reawakening the
incredible potential that we all possess.
What can I expect to learn at the conference?
The conference will seek to help attendees reach a personal 'Turning
Point' by providing a day of information and inspiration centered around
the many transformational moments and achievements that take place in a
woman's life. Focusing on the variety of personality traits and
lifestyle attributes which often lead to professional success and
personal satisfaction, we have focused this year's breakout sessions
around maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle, empowerment and
personal development, and business and entrepreneurial solutions. For a
complete list of the breakout sessions, please refer to the "Breakout
Sessions" portion of our website.
How much is admission?
The admission price for the conference is $20
until March 18th, after the 18th and at the door is $25. You can
register for the conference on our website using the
When will I be able to register?
registration system is available to you now.
Can I register now and pay later?
Participants will register and pay online at the time of registration.
You can use any Visa or Mastercard, or American Express debit or credit
card to make those payments.
When can I purchase tickets?
online registration system is available to you
Do you take credit cards?
We accept MasterCard and Visa debit and credit
cards, in addition to American Express credit cards.
Can I register and pay at the door the day of the event?
You can register and pay on the day of the event provided there is space
available. We will have registration stations available in the Dr.
Dianne G. Van Hook University Center lobby that will require you to
register and pay using our online registration system. All payments
will need to be in the form of a debit or credit card. It would be wise
to pay your registration prior to the day of the event as seating is
Will I be able to get a refund if I sign up and then decide I can’t
We will not give refunds for the event. All
sales are final upon purchase.
Will there be ticket discounts for senior citizens or students?
Unfortunately there will not be a discount for senior citizens
Will you offer “group” discounts for organized groups?
We do not plan to offer group discounts.
Will you provide childcare for me if I want to attend?
There are no plans to provide childcare for
Can I come for a part of the conference that interests me or do I
have to pay for a full day’s attendance?
You will need to pay the full conference admission
price of $20 until March 18th, after the 18th and at the door $25, but you may choose to attend any part of the conference
that is of interest to you.
Will there be an opportunity to meet
the breakout session speakers during the day?
Speakers will be available for a short time after each of the breakout
sessions and will provide the opportunity for book purchases and book
learn more about our speakers, please access the website for breakout session
topics and speaker biographies.
What type of food will be provided? I have food allergies?
We will be offering a light continental breakfast and lunch will be
provided with paid admission. You can view the menu on
Are men welcome to attend the various strands and breakout sessions
of the conference?
We are happy to have both women and men attend
the conference. The sessions will focus on information that can be
used by anyone.
Is there a minimum age for attendance?
No. However, we believe the subject matter
would be appropriate for adult women and men.
Will I have to pay for parking at the college?
Parking for the event will be free.
Will there be handicapped parking available?
The College has handicapped parking available near
the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center in parking lot 14.
How do I become a sponsor for the conference?
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor,
please contact Kari Soffa, Chair of the Women's Conference Steering
Committee, at (661) 362-5417.
Will there be resource and information tables where I can set up a booth? If so, what
is the cost?
We are not planning on having a resource fair for
Will you have an area for vendor booths? If so, what are the
conditions and the costs?
We are not planning on having vendors for this
Where on the COC Valencia Campus will the conference be held?
The conference will take place in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University
What are the hours of the Women’s Conference?
Check-in will take place beginning at 8:00 a.m. through 8:45 a.m.
in the lobby of the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center. The
conference will begin at 8:45 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m.
Please refer to the “Schedule for the Day”
section on our website for more information about the day.
How do I volunteer to help at the Conference?
Please contact us at
or call us (661)362-3044 to volunteer.
How many people do you expect will attend the conference?
The event can accommodate a maximum of 150
Will the conference be an annual event by the college?
We’ll make the determination about future
conferences after we critique the event, look at surveys of participants
and assess the needs of the community in future months.